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Make a commitment to get to know a child/youth in your community while sharing your life experiences to help them explore their interests, goals and values.

United Way of Salt Lake partners with a variety of programs that allow you to mentor a child/youth within their school and others allow you to share time with your mentee in the community. Mentors help with homework, read with their mentee and help them work through issues they may have in their life. Mentors act as role models, cheerleaders, advocates and friends to their mentees.

Join us, and United Way’s across the country, by becoming a volunteer reader, tutor or mentor. We all win when a child succeeds in school and grows up to be a productive adult who gives back to the community.

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Mentoring Resources

Volunteer Reader, Tutor, & Mentor Orientation

Mentor, Tutor, & Reader articles:
     "How can volunteer readers help students succeed?"
     "How can volunteer tutors help students succeed?"
     "How can volunteer mentors help students succeed?"

Recommended books for volunteer readers, tutors and mentors      

Mentor – National Mentoring Partnership


Mentoring Opportunity of the Month

October 2012 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do - not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah recruits, screens and trains mentors for one-to-one mentoring with children ages 6-18 in our community-based, school-based and workplace mentoring programs. BBBSU is recruiting volunteer mentors for each of these programs in Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Summit, Wasatch, Utah and Washington counties.

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To be featured as the Mentoring Opportunity of the Month complete and return the Featured Partner RFI to

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To find an opportunity to be a volunteer reader, tutor, or mentor:

Get your company involved! For information on corporate reader, tutor and mentor programs email Heather MacDonald, Volunteer and Community Engagement Director at or by calling 801.736.7715.

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